winter moonset;
on the edge of the forest
a ghost-owl glides 


—Grace Galton
        

our local barn owl

About the author: I am fast approaching 70, live in Somerset, and fell in love with haiku just last year. Apart from poetry my other passions are photography, travel and family.

Contact: g.galton at btinternet dot com

Responses to the haiku for 8 February 2007 by Grace Galton

  1.  
    gK
    2006-07-04 02:49:18
     

    "ghost owl" is a very good description for a barn owl, especially at night or in the fog.

  2.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-02-08 07:36:57
     

    I loved the first line!

    It not only just meant the moon setting, but of the effect the moon creates as a backdrop, a set.

    Interesting that ghost owl also covers Snowy Owls and Gray Owls.

    Also fantastic Ghost Owl images etc... at: www.treknature.com
    Just use top left search for 'ghost owls'.

  3.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-02-08 08:28:16
     

    a graceful imagery!
    loved it!

    -kala

  4.  
    Aurora
    2007-02-08 09:01:49
     

    I love this one.

  5.  
    judith ingram
    2007-02-08 09:25:47
     

    I can close my eyes and see it all. Great image!

  6.  
    2007-02-08 10:45:37
     

    Wonderful ku. Thanks! I saw two moons setting (the owl being the other). :-)

  7.  
    Georgia
    2007-02-08 13:13:35
     

    enchanting image
    delightful haiku

  8.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-02-08 21:20:46
     

    a ghostly sight, late one evening while driving cross-country, plastered gainst my windshield, two oversized eyes; the eyes belonging to a barn owl.

    -

    misty morn--
    it, borne on silent wings
    crisscrossing crisp dewy field

  9.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-02-08 21:35:16
     

    The natural made magical.

  10.  
    Rita Odeh
    2007-02-09 02:54:00
     

    Good juxtaposition makes evokative haiku. Enjoyed.

  11.  
    Dave Higgins (daihig at yahoo dot co dot uk)
    2007-02-09 12:31:51
     

    Loved the imagery. Owls do hunt along the edges of woods, forests etc.

  12.  
    laryalee
    2007-02-09 22:15:17
     

    I love this!
    So delicately worded and yet there's
    a hidden fierceness...

  13.